Coming Soon: The Whisper of the Fallen Oak

 

 

 

Have you ever wished you had an all-in-one solution that gently guides the caregivers of dementia patients through the decisions and emotions of the caregiver experience? 

In every stage of life, we have value and worth. Using the life cycle of the oak tree metaphor, the booklet details the journey of the person with dementia by relating it to the acorn, the sapling, the mature oak, and the fallen oak. When the challenges of caregiving are intense, this booklet offers hope and understanding in the midst of overwhelm and exhaustion. 

The booklet covers what to expect from the person with dementia, and gives a step-by-step suggestions on the action items that need to be taken care of each step of the way. By knowing what to expect, we can decrease caregiver anxiety and increase caregiver confidence.

The Table of Contents:

Before We Get Started: Honoring the Place We’re In         

Part 1:

The Life Cycle of the Oak Tree:
The Acorn/Seedling (Early Stage)                                    

  •    What to Expect from the Diagnosis/
  •    Early Stage of Dementia                                               
  •    How Can I Help My Loved One?                                  
  •    Anticipatory Grief                                                       
  •    Legal and Financial Planning                                         
  •    Advance Directives and Honoring Their Wishes              

Part 2:

The Life Cycle of the Oak Tree:
The Sapling (Middle Stage)                                              

  •    What to Expect in the Middle Stages of Dementia           
  •    How Can I Help My Loved One?                                     
  •    Meaningful Ways to Interact with Your Loved One         

Part 3:

The Life Cycle of the Oak Tree:
The Mature Oak (Late Stage)                                           

  •    What to Expect in the Late Stages of Dementia                
  •    How Can I Help My Loved One?                                     
  •    The Insidious and Unrelenting Guilt of Nursing Home Placement                                           
  •    Facing End-of-Life Decisions: Artificial Food and IV Hydration                                                         

Part 4:

The Life Cycle of the Oak Tree:
The Fallen Oak (End Stage)                                             

  •    What to Expect When Your Loved One Is Dying              
  •    Helpful Suggestions: End Stage Dementia                                    
  •    Grieving Your Loved One                                             
  •    Dementia and Caregiving Resources                               

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